Podington Bear

Music From The TED Radio Hour

Here’s a Spotify playlist featuring many of the tracks that the TED Radio Hour has used in recent episodes, appearing both on the show and their underwriting messages:

Music from the Invisibilia Podcast

The latest episode of Invisibilia, Flip The Script, builds on their excellent run of episodes in Season 2. This particular episode also features a preponderance of my music for its score. As a fan of the show, I’m thrilled about it.

Here’s a Spotify playlist featuring many of the tracks, and some others that have appeared both on the show and underscore for their underwriting messages:


I’ll try to update the playlist as I recognize tracks in past and future episodes.

As Heard On These Podcasts

Have you ever been listening to a podcast and wondered what is that music?

The new season of the TED Radio Hour features healthy doses of The Sound of Picture Library from yours truly, Podington Bear. Also Invisibilia, Embedded, Radio Diaries, Criminal and many more.  2016 is turning out to be a watershed year for Podington Bear on podcasts.

Here’s a playlist I made of This American Life Favorites. (Stay tuned for more new playlists from other podcasts):



And here’s an incomplete list of podcasts that have featured my music:

This American Life


TED Radio Hour

99% Invisible

Planet Money


Radio Diaries


How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black





True Story

Home: Stories From LA

The Adaptors

Anxious Machine



First Day Back

Everything Sounds

Your Dreams My Nightmares

Vox Tablet

How To Be A Girl




IRE Podcast

Evolution Talk

The Arcade

Interview With FMA’s Radio Free Culture Podcast


Listen to the interview, which covers my history as music creator, Creative Commons adherent, and Free Music Archive contributor here:


In the interview I discuss my first exposure to the concept of Creative Commons, an article in Wired Magazine.  My memory that the creator of Creative Commons had ties to Wired was wrong.  (Perhaps I was crossing my wires with  the “long tail” concept.) Anyway, Creative Commons did get an awareness boost from a cover article in a 2004 edition of Wired that also featured a CD of artists (The Beastie Boys, David Byrne…) willing to have their works remixed within the new Creative Commons legal framework.

Creative Commons was founded in 2001 by law professor Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred to address a problem created by antiquated copyright laws in the U.S. and around the world. In an era where it was becoming easier to share works via the Internet, copyright law seemed to be moving in the other direction by increasing term limits and restrictions on reuse.

Interview, Miscellaneous Milestones & Updates.

Hello folks,

Just a brief post to let you all know I’m finally getting my head back in the game.  Expect some new music and podcasts soon.

Of note:

• I recently did an interview for the site Vox Electro. Read the interview here.

• There’s a sale going on at hush records.com. Find the lowest price ever on my Box Set.

• I recently uploaded the entire Sound Of Picture production Library to Bandcamp, with a few new collections: DuetsMarimba, Vibrophone, Chimes & Bells, and Solo Instruments.  These songs are performed very naturally, so the tempos breathe.  Great for videography. And now it’s all downloadable for free in CD quality or your favorite file type!  To see some video work that caught my eye and incorporates my music, head over to soundofpicture.com and click on any of the portfolio categories.  Here’s one that I thought was stunning:

It opens with my track “Corridor”
• Earlier this year I broke the one million download milestone at freemusicarchive.org!  I’m sure this had a lot to do with the encouraging response to my new Sound of Picture License Shop.  In the last six months I’ve sold over 200 licenses directly to producers.  Thanks FMA, and thanks shop customers!  I’ll be making improvements to the site and the collection in the coming month!

Lastly, I’d like to thank This Americans Life for continuing to introducing my music to their listening audience.  Unfortunately they don’t provide programming notes, so for those who might be searching Google, here’s where my songs can be heard from a few recent show episodes

513: 129 Cars at 107:25 “Vibe Drive”

509: It Says So Right Here at 58:41 “Filaments”

507: Confessions at 31:19 “Dry Air”

503: I Was Just Trying To Help at 4:50 “Vibe Drive”, 22:50 “Happiness Is”, 29:50 “Proliferate”

504: How I Got Into College at 8:45 “Filaments”

The Sound of Picture Production Library!


Sound of Picture Production Library Part 1 (700mb zip folder)

Sound of Picture Production Library Part 2 (700mb zip folder)

Sound of Picture Production Library Part 3 (800mb zip folder)

The Production Library features 500 instrumental cues (songs) sorted by keywords from Podington Bear. They are free to use for non-commercial works, and easily licensed for commercial uses.  Find out more at soundofpicture.com.

Smaller collections:

Soundtrack for new iOS game Swing King!

From the hit factory publisher of Angry Birds, a new iOS game hit the market just yesterday, featuring a soundtrack from Podington Bear!
Swing King!

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“If you like physics-based puzzle games, this is one that is well worth your time, as it features fun gameplay, beautiful visuals, and a fantastic soundtrack” – TouchGen.net

I’m excited for opportunity for a lot of new people to hear my songs while enjoying such a gorgeous, and whimsical game that is both familiar and fresh in its gameplay.  Check it out in the iTunes App Store and if you like it, tell a friend!

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